EC asks Bengal chief secretary to ensure no celebration over poll results

The Election Commission on Sunday afternoon directed West Bengal Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi to ensure that no celebrations take place over poll results amid fears of violence. In a letter, the EC said the state government must ensure that adequate steps are taken so that no post-poll violence happens. “… no victory celebrations/ procession during/after … Read more

Bhabanipur by-poll: BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal writes to HC over fear of violence after result declaration

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for Bhabanipur by-poll Priyanka Tibrewal has written to the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court seeking preventive measures in case there is post-poll violence after results are declared on Sunday. In the letter, Priyanka Tibrewal has sought strict orders from the Kolkata Police to take all precautionary measures to prevent … Read more

Low voter turnout recorded in high-voltage Bhabanipur by-poll seat

Low voter turnout was recorded in high-voltage Bhabanipur by-poll seat from the morning, amid triangular fight being witnessed between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal and CPI-M candidate Srijib Biswas. Polling took place in Murshidabad’s Samserganj and Jangipur. The high-profile assembly constituency of Bhabanipur recorded a polling percentage of 53.32 % … Read more

Guns come out on last day of Bhabanipur bypoll canvassing, Dilip Ghosh heckled by Trinamool supporters

On the last day of the election campaign for the Bhabanipur assembly seat bypoll on Monday, tension escalated in the south Kolkata area ahead of the September 30 elections, as Trinamool Congress supporters allegedly physically harassed former BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh while he was campaigning for Priyanka Tibrewal who is pitted against Mamata Banerjee. … Read more